with Noah Cyrus, Killiam Shakespeare and MAX
With “Wake Me Up”—the 2013 mega-hit he sang and co-wrote for Swedish DJ Avicii and saw climb to #1 in over 100 countries across the globe—Grammy nominated, Aloe Blacc, proved himself a singer/songwriter with an irresistible power to capture the complexities of human emotion. Now with his third solo album Lift Your Spirit (Blacc’s major-label full-length debut, released by XIX Recordings/Interscope Records), the rapper-turned-singer pushes further into a folk/soul/pop fusion that’s both undeniably joyful and eye-opening in message. Adding an of-the-moment twist to the music of legends like Sly Stone and Stevie Wonder, Lift Your Spirit is built on songs that pair Blacc’s poetic yet incisive lyrics with huge hooks and relentless feel-good grooves. With “Wake Me Up” having sold more than 2,867,000 copies in the U.S., Blacc notes that one of his main ambitions is to use his surging popularity to affect social change while continuing to infuse his music with a mindful positivity. “What it comes down to in my songwriting is trying to tell the story of the underdog and all the obstacles they have to overcome in this life,” says Blacc of the songs that make up Lift Your Spirit and his overall body of work.
- Tuesday, August 8, 2017 @ 6:00 PM 08/08/2017 06:00 PM 08/08/2017 09:00 PM 15 Aloe Blacc http://www.musikfest.org/event/4631/aloe-blacc/ Sands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza false MM/DD/YYYY
Venue InformationSands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza
SteelStacks Campus (South Side)
Bethlehem, PA 18015
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